Sunday, March 18, 2012

I Won The Versatile Blogger Award!

The Versatile Blogger Award

A big thank you to Armchair Squid for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award.  I am truly honored.  He has a great blog at Armchair Squid.  Go check it out!

Here are the instructions for the lucky recipients:

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.

3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.

4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.

5. In the same post, include this set of rules.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

7 Random Things About Me:

1.   In the early 90s I traveled around the States, Russia, Belarus, The Netherlands, Germany, Prague and Denmark with The Continentals, a Christian music group, for 4 months.

2.   My family moved once in my lifetime, one street down.  My house is less than half mile from the second house where my dad still lives.

3.  I know this is going to sound strange but I do not like Ketsup and I am not a big fan of chocolate.  Weird, I realize!

4.  I am a Florida State football fanatic although I didn't go to school there.  I went to a music conference there in high school and fell in love with the school.

5.  I love to kayak and I try to go to the Nantahala River every summer where I have whitewater kayaked.  My boyfriend just finished building his third boat, which we took out today!

6.   Every year for Christmas, I cross-stitch ornaments for gifts to all my family.  I have been doing this for the past 14 years.  I have to start a few months early in order to get them finished and shipped in time.

7.   I am fascinated with Orca whales and would love to get more involved in anti-whaling campaigns such as Sea Shephard but I can't seem to find the time.  I think Orcas, also known as Killer Whales, have the perfect combination of beauty and power.

Now it's your turn.  And the nominees are:
Striving To Be Bold
Unloading my Brain to Fill it Again
Helping You Connect To Yourself
Stories in the Ordinary
Since You Asked...
Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice
Just Add Water, Silly
Susan Fields
Theresa's Trials of Teaching Tribulations and Typing Teen Texts
From Steph's Kitchen
Down the rabbit hole
Realm of Fiction
What Else Is Possible?


  1. Oh, thanks so much for including me in your award roll. I will do a post next week lauding the fact I GOT AN AWARD!

    Thanks again,
    Jenn of just add water silly

    1. Congratulations :) Your art work is beautiful, by the way

  2. Thanks for the award, Heather. I appreciate it. So, how do I collect my award? Oh, also, I'll work on a post about it early next week.

    1. Your welcome. You will need to copy the award and instructions in a blog post and complete the instructions. Congratulations!

  3. Congrats on your award, and thanks for passing it on to me! It was fun learning more about you, and how cool that you toured with a Christian music group!

    1. Thanks! I look forward to seeing your post too :)

  4. Thank-you, Heather, and congrats to you for winning this award. You have such an interesting list..... !

  5. I am so flattered! Thank you for nominating me, I look forward to composing a post worthy of your award! :-) I love the fact that your boyfriend builds kayaks, and what a beautiful picture of his most recent creation! Also, I love that you traveled so extensively, but I am saddened to learn of your love of that "other" university (you know, what with me being a Gator Girl thru and thru....) LOL Thanks for sharing such interesting facts about yourself! I think I have my work cut out for me!

    1. Oooh, I didn't realize you were one of THOSE :0 (Gator fan, that is. LOL!) Have fun with your post. I can't wait to see what you come up with

  6. Awww thank you. Am honored : ) Will post mine tomorrow if thats ok.

    1. You're welcome :) I'm excited to read your post. I'll look for it tomorrow

  7. Congrats on the award! You totally deserve it! The boat he built is beautiful, amazing talent! Thanks so much for your stop at my guest-post! You're rockin' it girlfiend!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

  8. Congratulations, Heather. It was nice to learn more about you. That must've been some trip you took. You covered a lot of countries.

    And thanks for passing the award onto me.

    1. Yes that was a trip of a lifetime! I am so happy I went because I doubt I will ever be able to do anything else that amazing again

  9. I just tagged you on my blog, but you don't have to play if you don't want to!

    1. Thanks for tagging me! It looks fun, but it might take me a little bit to pull it all together :)

  10. Hi Heather! Thank you so much for the award, I really appreciate it. I enjoyed reading about you too. I don't like Ketsup either so I am with you there. And I agree about Orcas, they are phenomenal animals. The ornaments are such a great idea, I bet your friends and family love them.

    Thanks again for thinking of me!

    1. We are a rare breed who do not like Ketsup :) I started the ornaments because I married into a big family and wanted to give gifts but we were broke. We are not together anymore but the tradition continues with my family!

  11. Hey heather

    My inet has been down and still is for another week sucks! but i am linking my hubbys phone to laptop...clever things they are, Thanks for the AWARD.... Since i have an award would you honer me in being my first guest blog? When the inet is back up? I have just fin reading nora roberts n going to do a quick review so have to dash! you know where to find me!

    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles :( I'm sure that is frustrating! I am truly honored that you asked me to be your first guest blog. My only other guest blog was on the A-Z Blog Challenge page. Feel free to email me and let me know what you would want me to write about. My email address is:

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  13. Thanks, Heather, I'm sorry it took so long to get to this! It's been crazy around here for a while now! Oh.. and I don't like ketsup either, can't even stand the smell of it! When I was little I ate it on everything! Funny.. I do love chocolate though, except for cake and ice cream.